According to a report from, NHL vice president Mike Murphy has told both the Bruins and Canucks that from Game 4 onward, any player waving their fingers or putting their fingers in the mouths of other players will recieve a two-minute penalty and 10-minute misconduct. 

Milan Lucic has been the man of the hour throughout the Stanley Cup playoffs, as he hails from Vancouver and plays for the Bruins. He had plenty of family in attendance for the first two games of the series at Rogers Arena, but when asked Tuesday to address the rowdiness of Boston fans, noted that his family had a tough time in Vancouver.

A Vancouver reporter asked Lucic about the way Boston fans treat out-of-towners, saying that Vancouver natives had phoned his station saying they were verbally abused, among other things, by Bostonians after Game 3.

NHL vice president of hockey operations Mike Murphy met with the media Tuesday at Walter Brown Arena to discuss the league's disciplinary actions in the Stanley Cup finals. Murphy suspended Canucks defenseman Aaron Rome for four games due to a late hit that ended Nathan Horton's series, something he viewed as a bad situation for the game given that the finals lost two players. 


Perhaps no player on the Bruins is more directly impacted by Nathan Horton's absence than Milan Lucic. The two first-line wingers formed a chemistry on the ice and were seemingly inseparable off it. Speaking at Walter Brown Arena Tuesday, Lucic spoke of what the team must now do without Horton in the Stanley Cup finals.

The NHL has suspended Vancouver defenseman Aaron Rome four games for his blindside hit to the head of Nathan Horton in the first period of Monday's Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Finals. 

Horton was motionless on the ice for several minutes following the hit, before being carried off on a stretcher and taken to Mass General Hospital. The Bruins announced Tuesday morning that Horton will not play in the remainder of the series due to a severe concussion, and this four-game suspension means that Rome will also miss the rest of the Cup finals.

The Bruins announced Tuesday morning that first-line right wing Nathan Horton is out for the remainder of the Stanley Cup finals due to a severe concussion. Horton left Monday's 8-1 Bruins' Game 3 win in the first period on a stretcher after taking a blindside hit to the head from Canucks defenseman Aaron Rome. 


NESN Bruins analyst Andy Brickley talked to the Dennis & Callahan show Tuesday morning following the Bruins 8-1 thrashing of the Canucks in the Stanley Cup finals and the former Boston forward said he enjoyed what he saw Monday night.

"Thoroughly," he said. "Absolutely loved just about everything about it except for the [Nathan Horton] hit and the result and maybe a little bit of stooping to the Canucks' level when they started getting into the taunting with the fingers. Other than those two issues, I really enjoyed the game."

When Canucks defenseman Aaron Rome lined up Nathan Horton and delivered a crushing blow in the first period Monday night, he sent the Bruins forward to the hospital. Rome then was given a five-minute interference penalty and a game misconduct. The NHL is to meet Tuesday morning to examine the play and determine if more punishment is warranted. How do you think the league should rule? Cast your vote at the Big Bad Blog.

Chris Kelly joked earlier in the week that he didn’t think Jarkko Ruutu bit Andrew Peters back in 2009. It was a joke because no matter how obvious it is, teammates are going to stick up for teammates.

Bruins enforcer Shawn Thornton didn't come down hard on Aaron Rome Monday night following Rome's hit that laid out Nathan Horton in the first period and sent him to the hospital. Part of the reason Thornton measured his comments carefully was that he was teammates with Rome on the 2007 Stanley Cup champion Anaheim Ducks.